Nintendo Download for 4/3/2015: N64 and DS comes to the Wii U

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This week's Nintendo Download brings us two new games for the 3DS and two new Virtual Console games on the Wii U.  Over on the Virtual Console we have Super Mario 64 from the Nintendo 64 and Yoshi's Island DS from the...well, DS.  While I've never played Yoshi's Island DS, Super Mario 64 is easily one of the best games from the N64.  If you haven't experienced it yet, definitely pick this one up.

Over on the 3DS we have BOXBOY, a puzzle game made by Hal Laboratories where you use boxes to clear over 150 different puzzles.  I recently did a review of the game and while I felt that the game was too easy for the most part until much later into the game, it's still a good game and some of the puzzles will make you think a bit.

Finally we have Story of Seasons (also on the 3DS).  Story of Seasons is part of the Bokujo Monogatari series over in Japan that has been brought over here to the U.S. and is a farming and life-simulation game.  Definitely not my cup of tea as I'm terrible at life-sim games in general, but if you enjoy these types of games, you might want to check this one out.

There are also public tournaments going on for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. where you can see how your squad stacks up against others.  The new Hijinks tournament runs through April 5th and you can opt in via the Spot Pass feature and get notifications on future tournaments.

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week??s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

BOXBOY! is a charming black-and-white puzzle platformer from the creators of the Kirby series. (Phot ...

BOXBOY! is a charming black-and-white puzzle platformer from the creators of the Kirby series. (Photo: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • BOXBOY! ?? Think outside the box in this charming black-and-white puzzle platformer from the creators of the Kirby series. Traverse tricky landscapes by creating boxes to help Qbby navigate more than 20 puzzling worlds and more than 150 challenging stages. Just watch out ?? tons of obstacles stand in your way. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Story of Seasons ?? The best-selling series Bokujo Monogatari is reborn outside Japan as Story of Seasons. The farming and life-simulation game improves upon the farming and relationship building that the series is known for, while adding the theme of ??Connecting,?? both with other lands across the game world or with other players online. Use the game??s StreetPass feature to fill your town with visiting farmers or connect to Wi-Fi to visit your friends and farm together. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Super Mario 64 ?? Leap through paintings hanging from the walls of Peach??s castle as Mario enters 15 magical worlds in a quest to collect the 120 Power Stars pilfered by evil Bowser. In this timeless classic Nintendo 64 game, vast worlds teem with daunting obstacles, hidden items, puzzles, and classic Super Mario Bros. enemies.
    • Yoshi??s Island DS ?? Download classic Nintendo DS games on your Wii U console! In Yoshi??s Island DS, team up with the Yoshi clan to save the day from Kamek. As Yoshi crosses the lush but perilous lands of Yoshi??s Island, he will also need to depend on his baby companions and their special abilities.

Events / Activities:

  • See how your Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. squad stacks up online in Nintendo??s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with their friends and around the world. The new ??Hijinks?? tournament runs through April 5. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications on future tournaments. Good luck, agents!

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Citizens of Earth on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is 33 percent off each (reduced from $14.99 to $9.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on April 6 until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 13.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Gravity Badgers is 50 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 29.
    • uWordsmith is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 23.
    • Midnight is 25 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 16.
    • Puzzle Monkeys is 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 23.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Animal Crossing: New Leaf: Bunny Day
    • Rottytops Theme
    • Shantae Pirate Theme

Also new this week:

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi?? Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii?? Shop Channel for the Wii console.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points??, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points??, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

 

 
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